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Four Critical Energy Issues to Watch in 2017

As Donald Trump takes office, here are four energy issues to watch in 2017.

Obama Bars Arctic Drilling Ahead of Trump Inauguration

The White House put vast swaths of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans off limits to drilling on Tuesday.

New EU Wood Energy Rules Threaten Climate, Forests

European power plants could keep claiming to be green while billowing pollution from wood until 2030.

Rick Perry Tapped to Run Energy Agency He Vowed to Kill

President-elect Trump has tapped former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to run the U.S. Department of Energy.

Eat Those Turkey Leftovers, Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Throwing away Thanksgiving leftovers comes with a side of potent greenhouse gas emissions.

Food Waste, Methane and Climate Change

Food that ends up in landfills emits methane, a strong greenhouse gas.

States May Drive U.S. Climate Policy Under Trump

Donald Trump could scrap the Obama administration’s plans to combat climate change once he takes office.

Renewables Poised for Rapid Growth Worldwide

Renewable energy is expected to be the source of about 28 percent of the world’s electricity by 2021.

The Shum Show: Spreading Like Wildfire

Wildfires take the spotlight this week on The Shum Show.

Scientists Warn Negative Emissions Are a ‘Moral Hazard’

Removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere to prevent global warming is a fool’s game, scientists say.

Record Warmth Helps Shrink U.S. Carbon Emissions

Energy related carbon dioxide emissions hit their lowest point since 1991 during the first six months of 2016.

Appeals Court Mulls Challenge to Clean Power Plan

The legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan was argued in federal appeals court on Tuesday.

Clean Power Plan Faces Appeals Court Showdown

Legal challenges to the Clean Power Plan will be argued in a federal appeals court Tuesday.

When it Rains it Pours, and Sewage Hits the Fan

Increasing heavy downpours, fueled by climate change, cause millions of gallons of sewage overflows nationwide.

Heavy Downpours Causing More Sewage Overflows

Increases in heavy precipitation will threaten to worsen incidents of sewage overflows, especially in cities with aging sewage infrastructure.…

Natural Gas Emissions to Surpass Those of Coal in 2016

Carbon dioxide emissions from burning natural gas for electricity in the U.S. are set to surpass those from burning coal.

With Warming, Western Fires May Sicken More People

Tens of millions more Western residents are expected to suffer from sickening "smoke waves" as temperatures rise.

Stagnant Air on the Rise, Upping Ozone Risk

Hot weather can trigger high levels of air pollution that can have health consequences for millions of Americans.

Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

As Zika spreads northward, scientists are beginning to understand how humans stoked the epidemic.

Scientists Urge Obama to End Federal Coal Leasing

Scientists are calling for the Obama administration to ban coal development on federal public lands.

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Oklahoma City’s Wet Wednesday The city recorded more than 7 inches of rain in 24 hours, the third-highest single day rainfall total for any day on record.

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